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June 13, 2017

The New King of Thailand

Following in the Footsteps of Greatness – The New King of Thailand     King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun: มหาวชิราลงกรณ บดินทรเทพยวรางกูร) was born 28th July 1952, in the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall of the Dusit Palace in Bangkok. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit’s four children. Like his father[…]

June 12, 2017

Spirits of the Yellow Leaves – Walking into oblivion

The Mlabri are a first world people, currently going through a transformation process, which has taken others thousands of years…… and which could cost them their identity.     Most articles written about Thailand’s smallest of tribes, (who have been called “the most interesting and least understood people in Southeast[…]

February 13, 2017

Kuy People of Thailand the elephant hunters of Southeast Asia

Kuy People of Thailand the elephant hunters of Southeast Asia     The Kuy are an indigenous ethnic group of Southeast Asia, their native lands roughly straddle the boarders of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, their numbers in the latter (2006) were put at 400,000, the majority, live in the Isan provinces of Surin, Buriram, Srisaket and Ubon Ratchathani. 50,000 Kuy[…]

October 11, 2016

China the worlds new Ugly Americans

Are today’s Chinese tourists simply Ugly Americans?   “Ugly American” is a derogatory  term used to refer to perceptions of loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior of American citizens mainly abroad, but also at home. Although the term is usually associated with or applied to travelers and tourists, it also applies to U.S. corporate[…]

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